As mentioned previously, I retire from my role as Headteacher in August 2020. I notified the CoG that I would be leaving a couple of months ago and they’ve started the recruitment process to appoint my successor. Having had a meeting with the CoG and governing body today, they have asked me to be part of the interview panel when the interviews are conducted in January- has any outgoing HT done this before? Seems strange to me that they would want someone who isn’t going to be ‘part of the school’s future’ formulating an opinion on such an important decision for the school? I don’t mind participating but it does seem bizarre to me. I do know two of the applicants that have been shortlisted (both experienced Deputy HT’s in neighbouring schools who are ready to take up their first headship).